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How to Survive Extreme Cold: Science Friction Ep 22

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In this episode of Science Friction, learn how to survive in extreme cold like the Batman villain, Mr. Freeze. There are parts of our body that work automatically and are beyond our control. At least, that's what we thought ... Links to sources below.

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*In this video I refer to Wim Hof being the current Guinness World Record holder for the feat - World's Longest Ice Bath. He achieved this feat in 2008 for staying submerged in ice for 1 hour and 13 minutes. He later broke this record again by staying submerged for 1 hour and 55 minutes in 2011. The record is currently held by Jin Songhao who stayed submerged for 2 hours. See here for more - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8240222/Chinese-men-break-record-for-standing-in-ice.html

Wim Hof's Web Site
http://www.icemanwimhof.com/en-home

The Wim Hof Method
http://www.highexistence.com/the-wim-hof-method-revealed-how-to-consciously-control-your-immune-system/

Becoming the Iceman - Wim Hof's book written with student Justin Rosales
http://becomingtheiceman.com/

Wim Hof Provides Scientists with evidence of control over autonomic nervous system
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422090203.htm

Great Article on the Reality of Freezing to Death
http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/As-Freezing-Persons-Recollect-the-Snow--First-Chill--Then-Stupor--Then-the-Letting-Go.html

Why We Shiver
http://www.livescience.com/32475-why-do-we-shiver-when-cold.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DhEssy3NWw

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